What's The Difference Between A Common Bn & A Bn

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april_fish said:
What's the difference between a common bristlenose pleco and a bristlenose pleco? Is there a difference?
They are very closely related. Common BNs are the originals, the other were just bred for thing like color, and as a result gradually shrunk.
 
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goplecos said:
They are very closely related. Common BNs are the originals, the other were just bred for thing like color, and as a result gradually shrunk.
Ah, I see. Thanks for the reply!
 

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april_fish said:
What's the difference between a common bristlenose pleco and a bristlenose pleco? Is there a difference?
Well a common bristlenose is a bristlenose of the common type. A bristlenose pleco is a bristlenose pleco of any type.
 

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Mwaaaaa. There are several species of bristlenoses in the wild (google Ancistrus) .
A.temminckii, dolichopterus, cirrhosus, L144, L181, L182 etc etc. Several of those crossbreed. That crossbreeding resulted in a BN called Ancistrus cf (meaning looking like) cirrhosus (one of the species).
So this species in fact doesn't live in the wild and is reffered to as common (ordinary). Besides of that there are albinos, calicos from this same "species"
 

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DoubleDutch said:
Mwaaaaa. There are several species of bristlenoses in the wild (google Ancistrus) .
A.temminckii, dolichopterus, cirrhosus, L144, L181, L182 etc etc. Several of those crossbreed. That crossbreeding resulted in a BN called Ancistrus cf (meaning looking like) cirrhosus (one of the species).
So this species in fact doesn't live in the wild and is reffered to as common (ordinary). Besides of that there are albinos, calicos from this same "species"
So different BNs can breed together? My BN looks like a Cirrhosus but has the white stripe on his fins like a Dolichopterus, is this normal crossbreeding or just how she is?
 

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Lance0414 said:
So different BNs can breed together? My BN looks like a Cirrhosus but has the white stripe on his fins like a Dolichopterus, is this normal crossbreeding or just how she is?
Yes most BN's crossbreed. It all depends of the originals they came from and how far the offfspring is from those parrents.
In this vid you'll see one of my "common" ones. in the pic is a complete different type but probably a common too Lat pic is a sister of the one in the vid + a lemon (xanthistic colorvariaty sold as L144 but isn't).



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